From Councilman Mike Perrone, Jr.:
To The Graduating Classes of 2015:
I suppose it is a generational thing. I heard it when I was in school, and over the course of time, I have to admit that I’ve been guilty of thinking it myself: the thought that today’s youth aren’t going to be able to fill the shoes and the institutions that they will be inheriting from today’s adults.
During the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and talk to many of the graduating seniors from Edgewood High School’s International Baccalaureate and Academy of Finance programs, and Joppatowne High School’s Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness program. The problems that these kids will face when their time comes to pull the levers of power in our society may well be more vexing than today’s problems, but I am much more confident now that they will be up to the challenge.
To the members of all of the Classes of 2015, I wish you all the very best of luck. Wherever you go and whatever you do, always remain mindful of history, for you will soon be the authors of it. I look forward to reading what you write!
Councilman Mike Perrone, Jr.